Doing academic research
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Welcome to the library course guide page for Junior Writing
This page is designed to assist you in your library research. There are pages on searching for books, on searching for articles, and some advice on how to do more effective searching.
It's difficult to design a research page for Junior Writing, because requirements differ from department to department. In some departments, students are free to write about any topic they desire, provided it's in the languages taught in the department. In others, students must write on a topic related to the department's culture, but they can write in English if they so chose.
To this end this guide will offer general suggestions on doing research in a wide range of disciplines.
Don't hesitate to contact me for an individual consultation on your research needs.
RefWorks is a bibliographical management software which will help you organize your citations, articles, books, etc. paid for by the UMass Amherst Library, that the UMass Amherst community can access from the Library website. RefWorks collects, stores, and organizes citations from books, articles from databases, web sites, and other sources. RefWorks automatically converts citations into properly formatted bibliographies
Better than using 3"x5' index cards!